Hundreds of runners joined the second Alhambra 5K Pumpkin Run and the 1K Kids Run on Saturday. Some runners came dressed up in costumes.
“It brings a lot of people together. We just have fun with neighbors and friends, and enjoy the day,” said Tri Tung, a resident of Alhambra.
The Pumpkin Run is one of the biggest citywide events in Alhambra. More than 800 runners registered for the run this year. Participants began at Alhambra Park at 8AM and rounded back to the park, where the finish line was. The first place runner, Donald Morrison, finished the run with a time of 16:44, beating last year’s record of 17:23. Joanna Vargas, organizer of the run, said that the event will be expanded next year.
“I want to have the high schools to compete with each other in time, along with other runners,” said Vargas.